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General Agency Information
Name:Human Services Department County of Santa Cruz
Alternate Name(s):HSD of Santa Cruz County
Human Services Department of Santa Cruz County
Address:1000 Emeline Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
Driving Directions
Toll Free:888-421-8080
 Use California Relay: Yes
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday-Friday, 8-5
Description:The Human Services Department offers a wide range of programs and services to the Santa Cruz County community. The department provides safety net services to meet the basic needs of individuals and families, ensures the protection of children, the elderly, and dependent adults, and provides job search assistance and job training opportunities to help job seekers become self sufficient.

ELIGIBILITY: Children, youth, families and individuals who may be job seekers, veterans, disabled, medically uninsured, abused or neglected, frail or vulnerable, and in need of support.
1400 Emeline Ave., Building K, Santa Cruz 95060
(831) 345-2700
(831) 763-8828 TTY

Adult Protective Services
To report elder and adult abuse call our hotline at 1(866)580-HELP (4357) or (831) 454-4101

1400 Emeline Ave. Building K, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 454-4101
(831) 763-8828 TTY

Child Protective Services
1400 Emeline Ave., Building K, Santa Cruz 95060
(831) 454-4222
(831) 454-4233 TTY
12 W. Beach St., Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 763-8850
(831) 763-8828 TTY

Employment and Benefits Customer Service Centers
Programs included: CalFRESH, CalWORKs, General Assistance, Medi-Cal, and Welfare-to-Work Employment Services.
1020 Emeline Ave., Bldg B, Santa Cruz,95060
18 W. Beach St., Watsonville, CA 95076

Foster and Kinship Care, Foster Care Licensing
1400 Emeline Ave., Bldg K, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 345-2700
(831) 454-4763 TTY

In-Home Supportive Services
IHSS Fiscal
P.O. Box 1320, Santa Cruz, CA 95061
(831) 454-7315

IHSS Public Authority & Advisory Commission
P.O. Box 1300, Santa Cruz, CA 95061
Call (831) 454-4036

IHSS Program
18 W. Beach St., Watsonville, CA 95076
1400 Emeline Ave., 3rd Floor, Santa Cruz, CA 95061
Call (831) 454-4101

Santa Cruz County Veterans Services Office
842 Front St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060 or
215 E. Beach St., Watsonville, CA 95076 (By appointment only).
Call (831) 458-7110

Workforce Santa Cruz County:
Watsonville Career Center
18 W. Beach St., Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 763-8700
(831) 464-4358 TTY

Capitola EDD Center
2045 40th Ave., Suite B, Capitola, CA 95010
(831) 464-6286
(831) 464-4358 TTY

Santa Cruz Shoreline
350 Encinal St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 423-8611

Watsonville Youth Center
Aspen Way, Watsonville, CA 95076 (831) 466-5672
Hours: 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday.

Languages other than English:American Sign Language
Can Arrange for Others
Interpreters Available
Accommodations for Disabled:Call for Information
Public Transportation:Available Within One Block
Eligibility:See Description Notes
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Funding Source:County Government

Cecilia Espinola

Related Agencies
Child Agencies:HSD Adult and Long Term Care
HSD Employment and Benefit Services
HSD Family and Children's Services Foster Care and Adoption
HSD Family and Children's Services Independent Living Program
HSD Family and Children's Services-Child Protective Services
Subject Headings
 Child Abuse Counseling
Child Abuse Hotlines
Child Abuse Prevention
Child Abuse Support Groups
Families and Individuals Needing Support
Food Stamps
Government Agencies
Low Income
Public Assistance Programs
Temporary Financial Aid
This record last modified June 15, 2015